Most of this review was written after screening the film at the Toronto Film Festival. It has been augmented.
Kim Wayans plays her mom Audrey who cannot deal with her daughter being gay. She's knows she's gay but she won't deal with it and it tears apart the whole family. Her dad Arthur (Charles Parnell) is a cop and is slowly coming to terms with the fact that his daughter is gay. But the whole issue is simmering under their roof and when the final eruption occurs, it sets Alike off on her new journey for her future, for her life.
The ending is beautiful and you know that she will not only be OK, but she will be great. She will have a life and be successful and will be who she is whatever that might be. She'll have a relationship with her dad and her sister (there was a great scene between the two sisters who like most sisters fight all the time but love and protect each other intensely) but who knows what will happen with her mom.
The last 15 minutes was amazing. I was totally wrecked and could barely get up. It's not that it is too intense, it's just very emotional. And don't get me started on the music. They did a great job with the soundtrack.
This is one of my favorite movies of the year.